When you run WordPress, you will communicate with your visitors by setting comments. However, there are various WordPress comments plugins in addition to the basic comments, so there will be people who want to change them. In the case of me, Disqus, Facebook comments were installed and used.
However, if you install the comment plugin, you can see existing comments appear, but even if you disable it in the WordPress discussion settings, it will not disappear from the previously written posts.
So, let’s take a look at a full quick edit method that allows you to disable WordPress comments for each post.
1. WordPress comments settings
If you install the WordPress comments plugin first, you will see two comment windows unless you disable comments that are set by default.
So, if you go to Settings> Discussions in the WordPress admin screen, the above screen will appear. Here you need to uncheck Allow people to submit comments on new posts in the Default post setting option.
This option does not remove the comments of existing posts, but activates the comments of newly created posts, so you must disable the comments of existing posts by setting.
2. Use Quick Edit
You can change the comment setting of an existing post with the quick edit function of the post in the post list, but it is difficult to do one by one, so you can select All in the upper left corner of the post list, select the action right above to edit, and click Apply.
If you select all and apply edits, you will see a list of mass edited posts, categories, tags, and settings screens. You can change comments to disallowed and click the update button.
In this way, you can disable the comment setting of existing posts. If you don’t know how to do this, you’ll have to set it up individually, so if you have a lot of posts it can take a lot of time.
3. Using plugins
If you have written a lot in the meantime, it takes a lot of time to set up, so if you use the plugin, you can disable comments without difficulty.
After entering a new plugin in the WordPress manager, search for Disable Comments to find the plugin and install it.
Once the installation is complete, when you enter the settings, you will see a screen like the one above. The first Everywhere is a warning message because it may affect the site by forcibly disabling all comments.
So, if you want to disable comments only for posts, check the posts in On certain post types below and save them.
As a result of using it myself, I could see that all WordPress comments are disabled. If you have disabled comments using quick editing and plugins, you can now install the comments plugin you want to use.